Assessment of Environmental Plant Stresses Using Multispectral Steady-State Fluorescence Imagery

  • Moon S. Kim
  • Charles L. Mulchi
  • James E. McMurtrey
  • Craig S. T. Daughtry
  • Emmett W. Chappelle


Early recognition of environmental stress factors that may ultimately result in the loss of productivity is essential for economical assessments of agricultural and forestry practices (Moran et al. 1997). Vast resources and management approaches are implemented to increase plant productivity. Rapid noninvasive assessment methods that can detect deleterious environmental effects on crops during early stages of growth in a timely manner would be of great value. A relatively new active sensing technique available for vegetative monitoring is steady-state fluorescence.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moon S. Kim
    • 1
  • Charles L. Mulchi
    • 2
  • James E. McMurtrey
    • 3
  • Craig S. T. Daughtry
    • 3
  • Emmett W. Chappelle
    • 4
  1. 1.Instrumentation and Sensing LaboratoryUSDA Agricultural Research ServiceBeltsvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Natural Resource SciencesUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  3. 3.Hydrology and Remote Sensing LaboratoryUSDA Agricultural Research ServiceBeltsvilleUSA
  4. 4.Laboratory for Terrestrial PhysicsNASA/GSFCGreenbeltUSA

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